Category Labour Code

Ukrainian Unions Protest to ILO at new attack on workers rights

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) has sent the following submission in protest at the   draft Labor code of Ukraine which violates  the international labour standards to the International Labour Organization.  The KVPU also wrote to the International Trade Union Confederation and the IndustriAll Global Union on this issue.   Observation regarding the […]

ILO SLAMS UKRAINE’S DRAFT LABOUR CODE AT CONFERENCE IN KYIV

The International Labour Organisation  has conducted their  latest analysis of the Labour Code of Ukraine. The two earlier reports were conducted in 2003 and 2009. However, according to the announcement made by the ILO national coordinator Serhiy Savchuk they were of a view the draft code should not become law. This was said during the ‘Reforming […]

Ukrainian Unions Protest the Adoption of Anti-Union Labour Code

‘New Labour Code Legitimises Slavery’ The Parliament of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada has adopted in its first reading a new draft Labour Code (draft law №1658).   It is a major attack on the right of the workers of Ukraine and their trade unions.  At the same time an amendment to protect workers from -discrimination on […]

REGIME ATTACKS WORKERS RIGHTS IN LUHANSK

Ukraine Solidarity Campaign has reported on the threat to trade union rights by the new Labour Code of Ukraine.   Meanwhile workers of Ukraine are in an even worse situation in the occupied territory of the ‘Luhansk Peoples Republic’ in East Ukraine.  Previously independent trade unions were banned by the authorities in Luhansk. Leading trade union […]

INTERNATIONAL TUC CALLS FOR HALT TO ANTI-UNION LAW IN UKRAINE

The International Trade Union Confederationwhich is represents millions of workers organised in union federations, has written to the Ukrainian government to oppose the new anti-union Labour Code. ITUC calls on the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to postpone any discussions about bill №2983 Dear Mr Chairman, Draft Law No. 2983 “On State Registration of […]

Ukrainian Unions Appeal to ILO over Repressive Labour Code

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine is continuing its campaign against the new Labour Code with a appeal to the International Labour Organisation. Guy Ryder, ILO Director General Geneva, Switzerland                                               […]

Ukraine’s employment law reforms threaten workers’ rights

Vitaliy Dudin The oligarchs have joined forces to railroad a new labour code that strips Ukrainian workers of their already modest rights. Neoliberal modernisation in Ukraine is nothing new. The processes and forces pushing it forward long predate the ousting of Viktor Yanukovych last February. But since the events of 2014, this process has been […]